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Trees of The Barracks

Firewood, Food and Features

I have always loved arboretums. I never thought I would have one of my own!

The central concept of the barracks is to live the best life possible in a climate catastrophic world. Almost everything that you can understand by this can be at least in part achieved by the planting of a lot of trees.

I want to live somewhere beautiful - plant trees

I am going to get older and more decrepit. Growing food trees returns more food every year, for less work. The trees get bigger, and produce more nuts and fruits and I have to tend to them less. The food that comes off trees requires no processing. Pick it off the ground and either eat it or put it in the stores. Magical.

Winters are going to get more unpredictable. I'm going to need firewood. Around here, 1 hectare of mature forest increases its volume by around 6 - 8 cubic meters per year. I need about 6 - 8 cubic meters of wood per year. I'd better get up to about 2ha then. We like 100% redundancy.

When I moved in, I identified about 20 varieties of tree. I'm up to 50-something now. Here they are.

 

Abies alba

Abies alba

European silver fir

Weiss-Tanne

Use

Firewood

Aesculus hippocastanum

Aesculus hippocastanum

Horse chestnut

Kastanie

Use

Firewood

Betula papyrifera

Betula papyrifera

Paper birch

Papier-Birke

Use

Decoration

Carya ovata

Carya ovata

Shagbark hickory

Hikoriebaum

Use

Axe handles

Corylus maxima

Corylus maxima

Filbert

Hazelnuss

Use

Nuts

Fagus sylvatica

Fagus sylvatica

Beech

Buche

Use

Bach flower

Juniperus communis

Juniperus communis

Juniper

Wacholder

Use

Gin

Mespilus germanica

Mespilus germanica

Medlar

Mispel

Use

Fruit

Picea pungens

Picea pungens

Blue spruce

Stech-Fichte

Use

Decoration

Prunus avium

Prunus avium

Sweet cherry

Kirsch

Use

Jam

Prunus domestica  subsp.

Prunus domestica subsp.

Apricot

Aprokose

Use

Fruit

Prunus domestica  subsp.

Prunus domestica subsp.

Mirabelle

Mirabelle

Use

Fruit

Pyrus sp.

Pyrus sp.

Pear

Birne

Use

Fruit

Salix babylonica

Salix babylonica

Weeping willow

Trauer-Weide

Use

Ornamental

Sequoiadendron giganteum

Sequoiadendron giganteum

Californian redwood

Riesenmammutbaum

Use

Matchsticks

Sorbus domestica

Sorbus domestica

True Service tree

Speierling

Use

Fruits

Abies nordmaniana

Abies nordmaniana

Caucasian fir

Nordmantanne

Use

Firewood

Alnus glutinosa

Alnus glutinosa

Alder

Schwarz-Erle

Use

Making dyes

Betula pendula

Betula pendula

Silver birch

Hänge-Birke

Use

Sap wine

Castanea sativa

Castanea sativa

Sweet chestnut

Esskastanie

Use

Nuts

Cydonia oblonga

Cydonia oblonga

Quince

Quitte

Use

Fruit

Fraxinus sp.

Fraxinus sp.

Ash

Esche

Use

Manna

Larix decidua

Larix decidua

European larch

Lärche

Use

Building in water

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Chinese redwood

Urweltmammutbaum

Use

Ornamental

Populus alba

Populus alba

White poplar

Silber-Pappel

Use

Carving

Prunus cerasus

Prunus cerasus

Sour cherry

Sauerkirsch

Use

Kirschwasser

Prunus domestica  subsp.

Prunus domestica subsp.

Peach

Pfirsich

Use

Fruit

Pseudotsuga menziesii

Pseudotsuga menziesii

Douglas fir

Douglasie

Use

Softwood timber

Quercus robur

Quercus robur

English oak

Stieleiche

Use

Ship building

Salix fagilis

Salix fagilis

Crack willow

Bruch-Weide

Use

Ornamental

Sorbus aria

Sorbus aria

Whitebeam

Echte Mehlbeere

Use

Decorative

Sorbus torminalis

Sorbus torminalis

Wild Service tree

Elsbeere

Use

Snooker cues

Acer sp.

Acer sp.

Maple

Ahorn

Use

Wood

Alnus glutinosa

Alnus glutinosa

Common alder

Schwarz-Erle

Use

Pioneer tree

Carpinus betulus

Carpinus betulus

Hornbeam

Hainbuche

Use

Piano keys

Corylus avellana

Corylus avellana

Hazel

Hasel

Use

Edible Nuts

Euonymus europaeus

Euonymus europaeus

Spindle

Spindelstrauch

Use

Poisons and spindles

Juglans regia

Juglans regia

Walnut

Walnuss

Use

Walnits

Malus domestica

Malus domestica

Apple

Apfelbaum

Use

Apples

Picea abies

Picea abies

Norway spruce

Gemeine Fichte

Use

Firewood

Populus tremula

Populus tremula

Aspen

Espe

Use

Writing paper

Prunus domestica

Prunus domestica

Plum

Pflaume

Use

Fruit

Prunus domestica  subsp.

Prunus domestica subsp.

Damson

Zwetschchen

Use

Fruit

Punica granatum

Punica granatum

Pomegranate

Granatapfel

Use

Fruit

Quercus rubra

Quercus rubra

Red Oak

Roteiche

Use

Building

Sambucus nigra

Sambucus nigra

Elder

Holunder

Use

Syrup

Sorbus aucuparia

Sorbus aucuparia

Rowan

Vogelbeere

Use

Berry compot

Syringa vulgaris

Syringa vulgaris

Lilac

Flieder

Use

Decorative